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1. What are some of the evidence that led Wegener to propose his theory, why it met with hostility and why the theory was revived in the 1950’s?

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    Wegener's theory has to with tectonic plate motion being a primary cause of earthquakes. The location of most strong earthquakes and volcanic activity along so-called "rings of fire" is strong evidence that he was correct. His theory was rejected because Wegener was not a geologist. He was trained in another field, which I believe was fluid mechanics, Check his biography.

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